By Sam Bridge
SalamAir is set to launch direct flights to Dammam, capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, on November 19
Oman's low-cost airline, SalamAir, is set to launch direct flights to Dammam, capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
Dammam will be the airline's third city in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh and Jeddah when it starts flights on November 19.
Dammam is a major administrative centre for Saudi Arabia’s oil industry and is also a hub for shipping, commerce and industry.
The Dammam route is the airline’s 11th destination in the GCC, and SalamAir will be the first low cost carrier to operate direct flights between Muscat and Dammam.
The new route will have three weekly flights with a special promotional fare starting from OR39.
Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, saidL “We are committed to strengthening our regional operations to important destinations in GCC. As part of this expansion, we have introduced new flight from Muscat to Dammam. There is a huge demand for this route as it is home to Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas industry. We are happy to connect Muscat to this commerce, trade and recreational hub, contributing to the growth of trade and tourism through improved mobility.”
SalamAir currently operates flights to Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, Chattogram, Alexandria, Riyadh, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Tehran, and Istanbul and domestically to Muscat, Salalah and Suhar.